Coastal Colors: Seaglass

Treasured finds tumbled smooth by ocean waves inspire a palette of blues and greens ideal for beachfront interiors.

Just Right White

Alec Hemer

Just Right White

Add coastal charm with accessories in sea glass hues. Pillows, vases, and hooked rugs stand out against crisp white walls or polished wood floors.

Everyday Style

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Everyday Style

Soft, refreshing sea glass shades look as alluring indoors as they do on the shore. Dress your home in these cool hues for a look that’s shimmering and calming at the same time. Transform everyday objects into accessories―it’s a classic decorator’s trick. Coastal icons such as oars, paddles, and even surf rods become instant works of art when painted deep, rich shades. Remember, eye-catching accents in sea glass colors look best against bright white walls.

Show and Tell

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Show and Tell

Paint walls and trim with colors inspired by a keepsake, and choose a mat in an analogous color. It draws attention to the framed piece and blends seamlessly with surroundings.

Unexpected Places

Lisa Romerein

Unexpected Places

Use sea glass colors in unconventional applications to give your home coastal flair. A coat of turquoise paint takes a column from utilitarian to eye-catching.

Blue room with aqua painted furniture

Jean Allsopp

Similar Shades

Paint walls a muted hue. Then use a darker shade of the same color on furniture or accessories. It will emphasize the wall color and prevent the room from looking washed out.

Varying Intensity

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Varying Intensity

Don’t stick to just one shade. Layer a variety of blues and greens on painted furniture to provide depth and visual interest. Distressing the surface with sandpaper or even judicious taps from a hammer allows multiple colors to shine through

Hue Change

Alex Hemer

Hue Change

Spice up a grouping of furniture by covering each piece in a different sea glass color. Because blues and greens are neighbors on the color wheel, they complement each other in an infinite number of combinations

Color Trys

Richard Leo Johnson

Color Trys

Draw inspiration from a favorite fabric when selecting wall paint. Color reigns in small spaces, making a bath an ideal place to experiment with sea glass shades.

Sparingly Used

Tria Giovan

Sparingly Used

Paint an ornate mirror or table a surprising sea shade to lend informality. Use high-gloss paint for extra shine, or to highlight intricate carvings.

Inspirational Objects

Colleen Duffley

Inspirational Objects

Start with a bright area rug and draw from its palette to decorate an entire room. Use darker shades on upholstery (to anchor the space) and punchier colors on window treatments.

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No-Fail Seaglass #1

Spring Light by Martin Senour Paints

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No-Fail Seaglass #2

Surfer by Behr

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No-Fail Seaglass #3

Sea Mist Green by Benjamin Moore

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No-Fail Seaglass #4

Baywater by Valspar

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No-Fail Seaglass #5

Narobi by Rodda Paint

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